Thursday, December 31, 2015

Playing some

As its the end of the year I tried to spent more time having fun. So here is me, eating other players in agario. The game has very simple concept but it turns out that the most simple and straightforward mechanics are the best to make amazing gameplay. Eat or be eaten. Its so much like the real world.
Anyway my strategy in this game is relatively simple - go to one corner and try to make other players disoriented and eat them while they think what to do and where to flee. It works as you see from my screenshot. ;)
From the moment you get on the leaderboard its a bit mo slow to grow and harder to play as you need bigger enemies to eat. But with enough luck you can get the first place.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Android game development with libgdx

Recently I've discovered an amazing android game library - libgdx. Its not only an android library as it can produce ios, html and desktop games with you writing only once.

I'll stop myself from babbling all about this fun engine as I plan to make several small tutorials on the basics of it. It will be fun and also can help some people to start make mobile games.

As Christmas is near I think I must make something in the spirit of it, so maybe decorating my blog in some stupid Christmas patterns?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Solitaires, spring and some courses

Its hot outside and I must finish several solitaire games for Working is not as fun when you want to be outside and play.
Anyway solitaires are extremely fun and addicting genre and I wanted to work on some similar project for some time.

Maybe I am masochist but instead of having some free time recently I am using all my time to study. Currently I've started several courses at coursera and I want to start a bit more.

  • Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems: Concurrency - very interesting course. My future plans are strongly related to Android so this course is extremely important for me.
  • Introduction to Finance - as a finance idiot I need this one. You can see some fundamental principles and I hope it can help me some day when I'll be super rich.
  • Introduction to Marketing - this one is to learn to sell my services better. Most of the time this skill is the one making money, not the programming. You may have amazing skills or product but if you can't promote it you won't make money from it. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

List of top AndEngine tutorials - android game programming

Andengine is fun, little game engine for android. Its not exactly easy, don't have clear documentation and has some other problems, but actually its pretty amazing stuff that helps you develop android games faster. It handles a lot of work for you and lets you focus on the actual gameplay. Here is a list of some good AndEngine tutorials.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Balloon Fun - another free and ads free game for android

Balloon Fun is another game that I made during the process of learning. Its simple and without many eye catchy things but hey its nice game and I like it. The game is free, without ads and will stay this way.
You can get it here - Balloon Fun.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LP-Draw simple free android drawing app without distractions

Some time ago I made an app for my kids. Its simple drawing app, without ads and without saving option so I won't get my device memory full of drawings. Its easy to use application with only one brush size, several colors and clear all button. Because its designed for my and my friends kids it does not have any distraction like advertisements or links and it will stay that way. You can use it however you like.
LP Draw on App Store

Monday, March 23, 2015

HTML5 basics - practical tutorial for game development(part 2)

HTML5 basics - practical tutorial for game development(part 1)
Lets start with part two of our tutorial. In this part I'll show how you can draw with html5 canvas. I'll try to keep the examples as simple as possible, just focusing on one feature at a time.
Basic drawing is actually easy. You can see how to draw a line from the last example in part 1I will continue with drawing a rectangle and then drawing a circle.